Food: Waste Disposal

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th December 2017.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of introducing separate food waste collections on the quantity of food waste produced by households.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra has not made an assessment on the effect introducing separate food waste collections would have on the quantity of food waste produced by households.

Decisions on collection arrangements are for local councils to make, taking into account local circumstances.

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